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SwiftServe versus Verizon Media

Easily compare SwiftServe and Verizon Media for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company SwiftServe Verizon Media
Short profile SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia. The Verizon Media Platform is a division of Verizon. In 2013, Verizon acquired EdgeCast's Content Delivery Network (CDN) along with upLynk's video workflow technology to create a next-generation platform. This platform streamlines the streaming video workflow including encoding, SSAI and delivery, plus accelerates and secures websites and content for broadcasters, retailers and enterprises.

Products

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Product SwiftServe Verizon Media
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Sortof/partially Yes Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Network
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Network
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Yes Live Events
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes Encode
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization No Yes Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Yes DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting

Network

Region SwiftServe Verizon Media
North America 2 16
Latin America 0 13
Europe 1 15
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 20 12
China 1 100
Oceania 0 3
Middle-East 0 3
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration SwiftServe Verizon Media
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration SwiftServe Verizon Media
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 15 minutes Yes A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 No Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header Yes Configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Sortof/partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply Extra costs Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Set override caching rules. Per file type. Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble No Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Up to 15 minutes Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file, all and by directory Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Sortof/partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Extra costs Logs are daily Yes < 60 seconds
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection SwiftServe Verizon Media
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN No Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Yes Included as core feature
Geo blocking Yes Yes Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No Yes Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes Included as core feature

Support

Customer support SwiftServe Verizon Media
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra) Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.